Get answers to common nursing job questions with Soliant.
What can I expect from my recruiter?
Expect only the highest level of support. At Soliant Health, we want to build lasting relationships with our RNs, LPNs and other nursing professionals. Your recruiter is your career counselor and friend. He or she will become your “go to” person for decision support, advice and career planning, and is always available for assistance.
How do I become a Soliant healthcare traveler?
Fill out an application online or call one of our recruiters at 800.849.5502 and we’ll get you going in no time. It’s that simple!
What are the current requirements for travel nurses?
Requirements vary by the hospital and specialty unit you are assigned. The minimum requirements for traveling nurses include a valid nursing license, a current BCLS (CPR) card, updated physical and vaccinations, recent clinical experience, and medical employment references from managers.
Do I need a license for each state as an RN?
Yes, and you must be licensed before you begin your assignment. Your recruiter will walk you through the state licensure process.
Once I'm licensed to work in one state, how long does it take to get licensed in the next state?
It depends, because each state has different licensing regulations. Some states give you your license the same day you apply and some take several weeks to receive. However, you may qualify to work in other states based on a compact license. Your recruiter will help you with the entire process to find the best solution to fit your needs.
How long is the typical travel nurse assignment?
At Soliant Health, most travel nurse assignments last between 13 and 17 weeks. Occasionally, depending on client needs, some exceptions are made, and a good nurse will be asked to extend their assignment.
Can I work a travel assignment close to home?
In many cases, yes. We often try to place travel nurses within a certain radius of their homes. Of course all of this is contingent upon the facilities’ rules regarding travelers and the needs in your area.
What is per diem nursing?
Per diem nurses work full- or part-time temporary assignments usually scheduled a week at a time. As a per diem nurse, you are often placed on-call for last-minute coverage for nurses who are sick, or you may be placed on a short-term assignment for nurses on vacation or medical leave. Nurses enjoy per diem jobs because they can schedule their work week around their life.
Once I have accepted an assignment what happens next?
Once you have accepted an assignment, your nursing recruiter will confirm your start date, shift, unit and salary. To avoid delays, our credentialing department will gather all the necessary information from you as we must ensure that you are JCAHO compliant. If you are taking a travel assignment, our travel coordinators will make all of your arrangements, including accommodations, prior to your arrival. We will send you all the information you need to start your assignment worry-free.
How soon after accepting an assignment can I expect to start?
This varies with each assignment â€“ it could take anywhere from one week to six weeks from the date you accept the position and your start date. On average, there is about a two week window.
Where do you have jobs?
With Soliant Health, you can travel almost anywhere in the country. We have positions from one end of the country to the other from large teaching hospitals to community medical centers.
How much money will I make with Soliant Health?
Your pay rate depends on many variables, such as your specialty and experience level, location, facility and preferences. We will work with you to create a custom compensation plan to ensure all your needs are met.
How will I be paid?
Soliant Health has a weekly pay system, so you can expect a check each Friday during your assignment for the hours you worked the previous week. You also can take advantage of our direct deposit program at no cost to you, which eliminates trips to the bank.
How are taxes handled?
As your employer, Soliant Health withholds your taxes based on the tax laws of each state you work in, so you don’t have to worry about self-employment tax. At the end of the year, you'll receive a W-2 from every state in which you worked. Your recruiter can tell you more about how this works.
What happens once my assignment is complete?
If the facility asks you to extend your assignment, and you want to stay, you can continue for as long as you’d like. Or, you can work with your recruiter to find a new travel,
per diem or a permanent position.